Afterward, Eve goes to get some lunch and checks her phone for any word from Niko (spoiler alert: He’s gone silent). Villanelle sneaks up on her and says Niko is too normal for her anyway. Eve retorts that Villanelle couldn’t possibly imagine what it’s like to be a regular, non-sociopathic person, and Villanelle shoots back that they’re more similar than Eve thinks.
Villanelle makes an even bigger show of her and Eve’s similarities when she poses as Billie in an AA meeting later. She uses direct quotes from their earlier conversation and borrows Eve’s life story to illustrate a point. She says she hurt someone in Paris and that her husband just left her. Instead of supporting her, the group tells her to stop wallowing in self-pity and she doesn’t take kindly to it.
Once the meeting is over, Amber approaches “Billie” and tells her she’ll need to be more honest in the future because these people can smell bull-sh**. Villanelle doesn’t like being told what to do.
Back at the café where Eve has been listening to everything, she tells Villanelle to step it up. Villanelle’s answer? “Don’t speak to me like that, Eve. I like you, but I don’t like you that much. Don’t forget: The only thing that makes you interesting is me.” Eve is not playing her game and leaves.
At home, Eve’s bed is empty and Niko still isn’t back. So, the next day, she goes to the school he teaches at and sees him flirting with Gemma (Emma Pierson). Remember her? She’s putting on her best supportive but totally interested friend routine.